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Post  toy4xchris on Fri 23 Sep - 2:03

I have had this bike for about 12 years now and finally giving it the love it needs... I have a bunch done so far so right off in this post show where I started and where it sits now then as i move on I will fill you in on the in between parts Very Happy
Where i started

how it sits right now


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Post  toy4xchris on Fri 23 Sep - 2:54

Some in between pictures for you guys.


making my own parts on the frame to mount the body side panels on rubber grommets
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Post  toy4xchris on Fri 23 Sep - 2:58

cont.....


I made 3 of these all together with nothing but cold rolled round stock, a drill press, and a 4inch angle grinder.

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Post  toy4xchris on Fri 23 Sep - 3:03

Capped off the original handle bar mounts on the upper triple clamp with bumper tube ends from an offroad company since I am using clipons



tore down the motor


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Post  toy4xchris on Fri 23 Sep - 3:05

engine cont...



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Post  toy4xchris on Fri 23 Sep - 3:08

ported the cylinders





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Post  toy4xchris on Fri 23 Sep - 3:11

Painted the rear rim



frame painted


engine assembled

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Post  toy4xchris on Fri 23 Sep - 3:14

forks torn down

friend of mine polished them up for me

porting the reed cages to match the yamaha banshee carb boots


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Post  toy4xchris on Fri 23 Sep - 3:17

Banshee carb boots vs stock RD 400 boots


boost tube for the banshee painted hammer tone black to cover up some imperfections


well now you guys are pretty much caught up on the build. now its in roller mock up so I can make up the tail section and seat pan and do some fuel tank mods to clear the new clip-ons

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Post  TinTin on Fri 23 Sep - 10:01

nice job...

you know how to generate a lot of posts in half an hour.... Twisted Evil
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Post  suzimark on Fri 23 Sep - 11:02

has that got a ram air head?? never seen an rd with on is it off a gt?? anyway keep up the good work
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Post  joolzned on Fri 23 Sep - 13:25

RD400 Hmm a blast from my misspent youth, great bikes, keep up the good work :)

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Post  ProTouring442 on Fri 23 Sep - 15:34

Cool little project!

Shiny Side Up!
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Post  toy4xchris on Fri 23 Sep - 20:10

suzimark wrote:has that got a ram air head?? never seen an rd with on is it off a gt?? anyway keep up the good work

The ram air head was the head that came on the daytona special

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Post  toy4xchris on Mon 26 Sep - 0:19

I know this is kinda a crappy sketch of an idea but decided to make my own rearsets fo my project and wanted to get a bit of an idea drawn up to work off.

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Post  toy4xchris on Tue 27 Sep - 6:02

Started welding up the new rearset/footpeg mounts. I know they are gonna be a bit heavy being steel but i dont have the right machine to weld aluminum and I just happen to have a bunch of scrap steel laying around.
here is the actual mount for the pag its self

I punched a hole through it

so i could press it on and weld it to this

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Post  toy4xchris on Tue 27 Sep - 6:04

heres a picture of it all pressed on and welded up


thats all I got done tonight tomorrow going to cut down the tube and the sleeve for the tube and weld up brake and shift lever onto the sleeve.

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Post  toy4xchris on Tue 27 Sep - 21:51

got some more work done on the peg mounts/brake and shift levers.


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Post  toy4xchris on Tue 27 Sep - 22:32

Welded up and bent still got some clean up and holes to drill out but moving in the right direction.

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Post  toy4xchris on Tue 27 Sep - 23:31

after looking at my dirtbike I noticed I really like the idea of having the toe for the shifter and brake be able to fold up so going to get some cheap steel shifters for a crf50 and cut the end off to weld up on my own levers.

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Post  toy4xchris on Wed 28 Sep - 0:09

more peg pics.



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Post  toy4xchris on Wed 28 Sep - 3:31

So I have 2 pitbikes in my garage that just happen to be broken so I decided to steal the shifters off them to make my brake and shifter for my RD. Let me know what you guys think?



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Post  toy4xchris on Wed 28 Sep - 3:41

I have to say following along with some of your guys build-ups makes mine feel not as great... You guys do have some great ideas i have been able to feed off of though.

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Post  suzimark on Fri 7 Oct - 1:00

keep up the good work Very Happy
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Post  toy4xchris on Wed 18 Jan - 2:37

got the foot pegs mounted up and the engine put back in finally got to give the old girl some love to bad work on its gonna slow back down again since I a moving at the end of the month. Also shaved some of the gusset out of the swingarm for better tire clearance.








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